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Microsoft and Novell: The Ultimate Love-Hate Relationship

Mar 18, 2008, 22:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panettieri)

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"Former Novell CEO Ray Noorda used to speak about coopetition--the need to both cooperate and compete with technology companies. But the current Microsoft-Novell relationship is giving new meaning to the term coopetition, especially during this week's BrainShare.

"On the one hand, Microsoft and Novell continue to push ahead with their joint work, where they've announced several customers wins involving Windows and Linux running side-by-side in corporate data centers. But on the other hand, even some of Novell's own executives regret a patent deal with Microsoft..."

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